We’re Hiring!

Join our fun and supportive team as our Grants Manager.

  • Move The World, International Development Education Charity – with operations in Ghana Remote working with access to London  
  • £29,000 Annually 
  • Pro-rata Permanent, Part-time, 2 days (16 hours) a week to be worked flexibly

NB: Potential for role to be increased to 3.5 days (28 hours) with successful pending grant application

About Move the World

Move the World is a UK registered charity and registered NGO in Ghana founded in 2016, focused on community development and global citizenship education in the Ga West Municipality of Ghana, West Africa. Our mission is to educate youth in Ghana to be active global citizens. We work alongside schools and communities to deliver our global citizenship education programmes, Get Global and Get Local using the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as learning themes. Since our 2019 pilot 914 students, 15 young adults and 9 teachers throughout 12 different schools have engaged with each other in experiential activities to build life skills whilst learning about local and global issues. 

Job description 

We’re looking for a Grants Manager to join our small UK team to help us reach out to new donors particularly  trusts and foundations.

Move The World is growing, and this role will be dedicated to continuing this trend. Although the role will focus on raising funds from trusts and foundations, as a small international development charity, we work dynamically, adjusting to the most pressing need at any time. You’ll embrace this culture and enjoy being responsive. You’ll need to be passionate, personable and well organised. You’ll manage your own partnerships as well as supporting existing ones.

As we are growing and expanding there is breadth to this position and opportunities for increased hours and promotion to the Senior Management Team as Director of Development.

This role will be home-based, but you’ll need to be able to travel to London for one – two days a month to meet with our UK team. You’ll need to also  be able to travel in the UK to meet with partners, and there will be potential for international travel. 

Your main responsibilities 

  • Write and submit applications to a range of trusts and foundations including corporate foundations, including working with our programme team to develop the applications and gather the information you need to create the application.
  • Research and develop relationships with trusts and foundations, and manage our grants pipeline.
  • Engage with potential, existing and previous funders to identify funding opportunities 
  • Write and submit inspiring reports for existing funders.
  • Lead on due diligence processes for funders.
  • Support the monitoring of our fundraising budget to ensure we’re on track to meet the annual fundraising target.

You must have or be all of these: 

  • At least three years’ experience of charitable fundraising – ideally international development
  • Experience of cultivating relationships with trusts, foundations and/or corporates
  • An understanding of individual giving
  • Experience of researching and managing a fundraising pipeline 
  • Experience of using a fundraising CRM (we use Beacon but experience in any CRM will be transferable) 
  • Plenty of experience using Excel and Microsoft Word or Google Sheets and Google Docs 
  • Great organisational skills – you need to be able to multitask and prioritise your own workload 
  • Strong communication skills – we work remotely but we are all in touch a lot, you need to be happy to be part of this remote team and stay in touch about what you’re doing 
  • Good digital acumen – you can’t be a technophobe 

It would be great if you had some of these: 

  • Experience in either education or international development 
  • Understanding of communications, in particular social media and newsletters 
  • Experience of putting together fundraising resources and newsletters, using Canva or Indesign 
  • Experience of digital fundraising including Facebook 

You’re likely to be a great fit if: 

  • You enjoy communicating with donors and sharing a cause with them 
  • You’re passionate about international development 
  • You are happy to work independently 
  • You have a flexible approach to your work. As a small charity, everyone in the team has to do things that aren’t in their job descriptions 

Interview Process

Interviews will be conducted over Zoom on Monday 30th May and will include a short assessment. The position will start on the 20th of June (Monday) to allow for a brief handover period.

Application Instructions 

Please include your CV and a covering letter. We’d love to hear why you think you’re a good fit for the role at Move The World. 
Send CV & Covering Letter to – claire@movetheworld.co by 26th of May 2022

Lovers and Bluffers is BACK!

The event you have come to know and love is BACK IN PERSON!

We loved your energy last year when we took it online and learnt Kpanlogo together with Dance Master Joseph and this year we are back to our 2020 venue of the Corinthia Hotel in London.

We would love to see you on what will be a fantastic night of dancing, music, casino tables (fun money only!!) and tons of prizes to be had.

Make sure to get your tickets fast as you don’t want to miss out 🙂
And if you can’t make it – consider making a donation to help us continue facilitating the youth in Ghana to be active global citizens.

7th of May
Corinthia Hotel, London
Ticket Link

Medaase and see you there!

Facing Forward to Break the Bias

We all got used to online events and meetings during the pandemic and as glorious as it is to now be able to be back in person – at Move the World we are looking to do a mix throughout the year to be able to include our incredible community from around the world.

March 8th marks International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the achievements of women but more importantly to pledge a difference to see a more equal and fair world.
Last year we were honoured to host an event with the theme of #ChoosetoChallenge with 3 women from varying careers and backgrounds.
They spoke of their challenges and adversaries and they spoke of their drive and mission for women and girls to be included and welcomed in every sector.
A major thank you to Ivelina Green, Juliet Amoah and Rebecca Farmer for joining us.

Additional to this event last year we saw the incredible skills of our own treasurer, Kellie Lucas who moderated the conversation and discussion.
Kellie has welcomed the idea to host once again for this years International Women’s Day themed event – Facing Forward to Break the Bias.

#BreaktheBias is this years theme around the world and we wanted to pair this with Kwame Nkrumah’s iconic speech as he led Ghana into an independent state in 1965.
‘…we face neither east nor west, we face forward..’

This year we have another 3 incredible speakers who will discuss what it means for them to #BreaktheBias in their respective careers on a daily basis.

Nana-Efua Lawson : Managing Director and Principal Psychologist at Castlegate International

Renata Kashiwaya Pinheiro : VP Customer Success at WeGift

David Selorm Atsu : Associate at Credit Suisse

Tickets are by donation and we would love your support in empowering this upcoming generation to believe in their value, worth and their commitment to breaking the bias.

12th of April
7pm BST
Tickets Here

Getting “Chocolatey”

A very exciting announcement for us!

MIA Chocolate – Food with Thought will be partnering with us this coming May to support 6 Get Global Sessions focused on SDG 2- Zero Hunger!
That’s an impact of 90 students, 6 facilitators and 3 schools!

You may remember a MERGE event in 2018 when we partnered with MIA previously and enjoyed an evening of “speed dating/chocolate tasting.” They have been a massive support to us since the beginning and we’re so excited as they expand their projects and business into Ghana this coming year!

MIA’s Story: The idea for MIA started with co-founder couple Brett Beach and Sarah Lescrauwaet and grew thanks to contributions from a group of individuals united around a passion to create delicious foods that bring prosperity to communities in Africa.

We are honoured and very excited to be collaborating with this amazing company!
Check out your local shops for MIA chocolate on your shelves- you won’t be disappointed!

Meet Wonu Owoade!

Wonu came on board in October 2021 as our Fundraising Manager – she is an integral part of the team already! Have a read about her first month…

“…not only a team, but we are a family…”

‘Move the World’. When I saw the name of this charity I smiled and knew I instantly wanted to be part of their story.
In today’s world where there is so much changing within society and not always for the good, I always feel encouraged knowing there are people out there who want to make a positive difference in any way possible. I knew as soon as reading into the work of this charity that the team believed in the importance of doing good in any way possible and in the process help ‘Move the World’ – one day at a time.

That was the main reason why I applied to be their Fundraising Manager to help raise the resources needed to continue this important work – work to help young people in Ghana reach their full potential and become change-
makers transforming their communities. When I secured the role I was thrilled and could not wait to get started on the work at hand!

In my first month, alongside learning about the work, my main responsibility has been to help research donors with who we could work and form strategic partnerships. In my first two weeks, I helped submit a proposal to such a donor and for me, it was a great opportunity to learn more about the work of Move the World and our ambitious plans to extend our reach to even more young people next year and have a greater impact in the communities that we serve. Together with the Trustees, we are working on putting our fundraising strategy for 2022 into action with many exciting events on the horizon including the Big Give and our annual Lovers and Bluffers event in which we hope will provide great opportunities to thank our supporters; as well as reach more people to support the work we do.

Another key highlight has been meeting members of the team both virtually and in person, we always try to stay connected across time zones and different working days. Although we have our specific responsibilities, we always assess how best we can support each other and we all get stuck in where and as needed.

We are not only a team but we are a family.

As Christmas rolls on, we have been working on developing our Christmas video – which has been very exciting and also a laugh in making – I cannot wait for you to see it! As we look to 2022, we hope to continue to expand our partnerships and outreach and hope together we can continue to Move the World!

What is a Global Citizen?

July 2021 has been a pretty packed month- from creating and brainstorming for our newest curriculum to hosting our first FULL team meeting with facilitators and teacher guides and setting up for what will be a pretty busy August with 2 Community Programmes running in full over 13 days.

But in true Move the World style, we added some spice and life to our meetings and day to day activities and took a few moments to tell you what being a Global Citizen means to us.

Would love to hear what it means for you 🙂

Nkabom – Connecting Hearts & Hands for Ghana

On the 21st of April 2021, we ran the first Nkabom event.

This event was an idea sparked in November 2020 on how we might be able to collaborate with others and raise funds and awareness for our programmes.

We teamed up with Action Through Enterprise (ATE) and Girls Flow Free (GFF) at the end of the last year, put our heads together and came up with with a plan.

Nkabom is the twi word for “bringing together” or “connecting” – the adinkra symbol chosen means “connecting hearts” and this was something that fit so well for us as we wanted to connect with eachother, build eachother up and connect with the larger Ghanaian diaspora here in the UK.

The evening was jam packed and started off with a conversation between Dawid and Afua and then moved into 6 minute pitches from each of the 3 charities – ATE, GFF and MTW- followed by 4 minutes of questions.

We were honoured to have Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, one of our long term supporters and mentors join us for the evening and speak about his personal experiences growing up in Ghana and where his path has led him to today.
This was a live conversation with Afua Adom, a journalist and broadcaster, who was also able to share her experiences in giving to projects and organisations “back home” (Ghana).

Plus our wonderful Kellie Lucas, trustee and treasurer once again wowed us with her ability to moderate the conversation and MC the evening.

“Every child needs at least one adult in their lives who is irrationally crazy about them”- Dawid Konotey-Ahulu

It was such a great experience for MTW to harness our ask and focus in on the important parts of what people want to hear.

Together we raised £2400 that is split 3 ways between us! A successful evening had by all!!

Finally, we are honoured to have Vicky Leigh in our network who wrote an article on the event here:

To have a watch or listen in check out the recording!

Study Buddies- Acumen Course

Our core management team, Caroline, Claire, Lawrencia and Megan have just finished a 7 week Acumen coursed on “Nonprofit Fundraising.”

We have learnt so much and this comes at the exact time we are writing more grants and running more events to raise up awareness on our programmes and the incredible people who make sure each session runs smoothly!

Being virtual actually worked really well for us as we created a slot in our diaries every Friday afternoon for 2 hours to go over the readings and assignment work.
Our “study buddy” session was led by a different person of the team each week on a rotating basis – so we were able to play teacher and student as well.

We can’t recommend this course enough as it has helped shape a new way of looking at things for us and built a stronger base of passion of why we do what we do.

Move the World may be small but we are mighty and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!

Thank you Acumen for providing this course for free and looking forward to the next course we can book on soon!


Big Leadership Lesson with Prince Adu-Appiah

Co-Founders Claire Hardy and Megan Taylor were honoured to be the first guests on long time friend and partner Prince Adu-Appiah’s latest dive into the world of podcasts.

We met Prince in 2015 in Ghana and his work with 1 Billion Africa. Our collaborations haven’t ceased since and we are so proud of what this man is able to accomplish.

On reflection both Claire and Megan mentioned how fulfilling it was to speak about their own journeys and their big leadership lessons.

Have a listen where ever you get your podcasts!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/TI3MvY9CdBQ

Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/31XKZoH

Google Podcast: http://bit.do/princeongooglepodcast

Afripods: http://bit.do/princeonafripods

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3mv4gYg

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/leadwithprince

Stitcher: http://bit.do/princeonstitche